The Raid film director, Gareth Huw Evans, stated, positive appreciation at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011, Canada, was unexpected and surprising since it is beyond anything ever imagined before.
As an action film, The Raid got a lot of praise from film critics and filmmakers apart from the crowd. Peter Sciretta of Slash praised the film as the best action film. "This is the best action film I've seen in years," he said after watching the show The Raid as the opening film at the Midnight Madness program at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, 8 September.
The same opinion surfaced from Alex Billington (First Showing). "It truly is one of the best action films I've seen in years." Brad Miska (Bloddy Disgusting) also hailed the raid as best action movie. "Its' one of the best action movies ever assembled. The Raid is ultracinema, the highest octane of energy you'll ever see on the big screen."
James Rochi (MSN Movies) states, The Raid match Die Hard. "The best-Aristotelian unity in action movies since Die Hard." In fact, Drew McWeeny (Hit Fix) without hesitation almost perfect compliment. "A near perfect action movie."
The film revolves around an apartment block in the heart of Jakarta, which inhabited the addict and the unemployed. They led a ruthless boss who makes consumers into compactor and without hesitation brutally murdered. No one had the police and law enforcement is able and daring to tamper with life in the apartment.
Until one morning, an elite force led by an officer named Rama (Iko Uwais) came to invade. Rama's army faced the maze on each floor, a shootout with criminals, and fought against them. Every time it reaches the upper floor, they encountered greater obstacles and deadly war.
"If you want over-the top bone crushing, knife slashing action the which Will leave you fighting to catch your breath. This is it! 9 out of 10 stars!" Praise Team Hannigan (Horror Movies).
The Hollywood Reporter judge, "Ultra-violent action movies do not get much more exciting than this intentive or kick-ass features from Indonesia." Film critic Andrew Parker states, "The Raid achieves perfection and action movie is a must see for genre buffs of all kids at this year's festival."
He even gave rating of five stars (***** of 5 stars). Anton Sirius (Is not It Cool) states, "The Raid featured Basically everything You Could possibly want in an action movie."